About Us


Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the National Geographic Library.

Our staff is dedicated to providing National Geographic staff and partners with the best information sources to enable them to work anytime, anywhere, in an increasingly dynamic global environment. We also help members and the public with questions about National Geographic's products and geographic topics. The NGS publications index is available for your use on nationalgeographic.com.

We are located at the Society's headquarters building in Washington, DC. The library's reading room holds a collection of National Geographic publications going back to 1888 as well as books about the history of the society. The library also hosts a research collection of books, ebooks, periodicals, and maps. Visitors may request an appointment to visit by calling 202.857.7783 or emailing library@ngs.org. Scholars who are interested in using the Society's archives can email archives@ngs.org. You will need to describe your research in order to be considered for access.

For general questions about National Geographic Society, or for comments about the National Geographic magazine, please refer to the Contact Us page.

Thank you,
Maggie Turqman
Library Director